LOS ANGELES — Dwight Anderson, who earned the nickname “The Blur” because of his speed on the court playing basketball at Kentucky and USC, has died. He was 59.
Anderson died Saturday at his home in Dayton, Ohio, according to the Montgomery County coroner’s office. The cause was not immediately known and autopsy results are pending.
The 6-foot-3 guard began his college career under coach Joe B. Hall at Kentucky, where he averaged 13.3 points and shot 51% from the field as a freshman during the 1979 season. He played in 11 games during the 1980 season for the Wildcats and averaged 10.7 points before transferring midseason to USC. For more on this story, please go to ESPN.com.